Spa Country - The Gravel Edition

Spa Country - The Gravel Edition


Saturday 26 May

Trentham, Daylesford and surrounds.  Similar to our popular Spa Country ride but with a whole lot more gravel!  Beautiful country roads covering approximately 100km of rolling hills.  Coffee and refreshements at Trentham to finish.  

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We meet at Trentham and enjoy some rolling hills on with a couple of short gravel detours on a loop through Sprinhill, Glenlyon and onto Daylesford.  Then it is onto some of the quieter gravel back roads and an adventure through the Wombat Forest.  Expect approximately 80km in total. 

The gravel roads are in excellent condition and could be managed by a confident rider on a road bike with 25mm tyres.  A Gravel or CycloCross bike with tyres suited to a mix of road and gravel would be perfect

Your hosted ride experience includes coffee and refreshments.  More details on the route coming soon!

Where:  Quarry Street Reserve, Trentham
Date:  26 May 2018
Start Time:  Ride briefing at 7:45am, rollout at 8:00am
Your Host:  Diane 

Distance:  The main loop is 80km with additional gravel loops to be added on.  Coffee and morning tea at the end.  
Total elevation gain:  Approx 1100m for the 80km loop, plus more to come
Bike:  Gravel or CycleCross or a Road bike with at least 25mm tyres

Return for coffee and refreshments at Red Beard Historic Bakery

Fitness rating: 3 to 4

  • You can ride 4-5 hours comfortably at a moderate pace and can back up for multiple days of riding. 
  • You are capable of grinding out some hills and could manage 1000m vertical in a ride.
  • You can ride 6 hours comfortably at a moderate pace and can back up for multiple days of riding. 
  • You are good in the hills can manage 1500m+ vertical in a ride.


Skill rating:  Intermediate+

  • You have a regular ride routine and are comfortable riding in groups.  You know the protocols for bunch riding and you are confident riding on main roads. 
  • You can manage your speed on the decent, but will brake to ease off on the pace at times
  • You are comfortable taking your bike onto varied terrain including gravel, grass, dirt, etc


Ride route and elevation will be update here closer to the date